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The U.S. Department of Energy hosts a biennial competition called the Solar Decathlon which sees 20 collegiate teams from around the world compete to design, build and operate the most sustainable and energy efficient solar-powered house. Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd was the Structural Engineer of record for the Team Ontario house which included a collaboration between Carleton University, Queen’s University and Algonquin College. The detailed design process included the design of temporary foundations with seismic earth anchors, the design of long span wooden roof beams and exterior walls capable of being well insulated while also being modular and able to be transported on the back of two tractor trailer trucks. Team Ontario placed 1st in Engineering and 6th Overall in the competition which took place in October 2013.